2020 Census June Update

More than $2 billion in federal funding is allocated to Montana each year based on Census data. Without a 100% count, Montana will lose $20,000 for every person missed and won’t have accurate data for the next decade. So it is important to keep up the effort across Montana to get every resident to self-respond.

Teton County doesn’t even crack the top 10 counties for percent returned:

Image via Montana 2020 Census Newsletter

Call in Your Census Response!

Responding to the Census by phone is an option that could work quite well for many residents. The whole process takes about 10 minutes. A live person answers the phone and takes the callers response (after some brief automated information is first provided). Here are some quick facts:

  • To begin, call 844-330-2020 or  844-467-2020 TDD (Telephone Display Device)
  • Have your 12-digit Census ID number available
  • Full language support is provided for 59 non-English languages; go to the Census “Responding-by-phone” website for more information
  • Hours of Operation: 
    • English and Spanish language – 7 am to 2 am Eastern Time
    • Non-English and Non-Spanish language – 8 am to 10 pm Eastern Time
  • A callback option is available to better respond to requests during periods of high call volume. 

You Can Complete the 2020 Census Right Now!

Filling out the Census is quick, easy, and safe. It will take less than 10 minutes to complete and your information and privacy are protected by federal law. 


No Census ID No Problem

Even if you have not received your invitation to participate and do not have your 12-digit Census ID you can still fill out your form now!

The 2020 Census is available to fill out online at my2020census.gov.

Steps You Can Take to Ensure a Complete Count for Montana

  • Promote my2020census.gov and 1-844-330-2020 for people to fill out their Census form online or by phone. 
  • Post a picture with Census content on your social media to let your family, friends, and followers know that you were counted in the 2020 Census. Use the hashtags #MontanaCensus2020 #makeitcount 
  • Distribute the Montana public service announcements (PSA) on personal or business social media platforms, websites, newsletters, or other digital communication channels.